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Hamed Arami given NSF Award for Future Faculty Workshop

Hamed was recently awarded a grant from NSF to attend the Future Faculty Workshop in Advanced Materials Research. This program is a part of the Whitehouse Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) and took place at Northeastern University.

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Prof. Krishnan gives keynote lecture at the 4th International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging in Berlin

Please click here to view his keynote talk!

The Krishnan group is an experimental group focused on the structural, magnetic, optical and transport properties of colloidal inorganic nanostructures, hybrid materials, thin films and lithographically patterned heterostructures. Our research occurs at the bio-nano-medical, magneto-electronic, and nano-energy interfaces.


Tianlong Wen, Lucien Brush and Kannan M. Krishnan, “A generalized diffusion model for growth of nanoparticle synthesized by colloidal methods.”

Jour. Colloid. Interfac. Sci. 419, 79 (2014)


Zheng Li, Byung Seok Kwon and Kannan M. Krishnan, “Misalignment-free signal propagation in nanomagnet arrays and logic gates with 45°-clocking field."

Jour. Appl. Phys. 115, 17E502 (2014)


Frank Ludwig, Hilke Remmer, Christian Kuhlmann, Thilo Wawrzik, Hamed Arami, R. Mathew Ferguson and Kannan M. Krishnan, “Self-consistent magnetic properties of magnetite tracers optimized for magnetic particle imaging measured by ac susceptometry, magnetorelaxometry and magnetic particle spectroscopy.”

Jour. Mag. Mag. Mat. 360, 169 (2014)


Michael Gould, Russell Barbour, Nicole Thomas, Hamed Arami, Kannan M. Krishnan, Kai-Mei Fu, “Room-temperature detection of single 20 nm super-paramagnetic nanoparticles with an imaging magnetometer.”

Applied Phys. Lett (in press)


Wei Zhang and Kannan M. Krishnan, “Field- and temperature-driven magnetic reversal of spin-flop coupled epitaxial Fe/MnPd bilayers.”

Phys Rev. B88, 024428 (2013)


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Prof. Krishnan receives TMS Functional Materials Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award at the 2015 annual meeting in Florida.

Prof. Krishnan receives faculty of the year award from the junior class (2013-2014) of MSE.

"Prof. Krishnan clearly cares about teaching and about the education of students in the department" was one of the cited reasons for this year's award.
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Amit Khandhar awarded runner-up Community of Innovators award.

The UW Center for Commercialization (C4C) has awarded Amit Khandhar, a recent graduate of the Krishnan Research Group, as the runner-up for the graduate student or postdoc making the greatest contribution to commercialization.
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LodeSpin Labs highlighted in the 2014 Washington State's Life Sciences Research Enterprise report

LodeSpin Labs, a Krishnan group spin-off company, was featured on page 24 of Innovation & Impact, a report focusing on academia-industry collaborations in Washington State's Life Science Research Enterprise.


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LodeSpin Labs featured in C4C short film

The University of Washington's Center for Commercialization (C4C) recently spent time getting to know all about what we do at LodeSpin labs. Check out the video to learn more!


Wei Zhang moves to Argonne National Lab

Congratulations to Wei for graduating with his PhD in Spring of 2013. He is now a post-doctoral associate at Argonne National Lab. His research there will be centered on the spin-Hall effect and thermal-power spintronics

Reviews & Overviews of Our Work

Kannan M. Krishnan, “Biomedical Nanomagnetics: a spin through new possibilities in imaging, diagnostics and therapy”

IEEE Trans. In Mag. 46, 2523-2558 (2010)


Tianlong Wen and Kannan M. Krishnan, “Cobalt-Based Magnetic Nanocomposites: Fundamentals, fabrications and applications”

Jour Appl. Phys., 44, 393001 (2011)


Wei Zhang and Kannan M. Krishnan, “Epitaxial patterning of thin films: conventional lithographies and beyond.”

J. Micromech. Microeng. 24, 093001 (2014)


Ferguson RM, Khandhar A, Arami H, Hua L, Hovorka O, Krishnan KM. “Tailoring the magnetic and pharmacokinetic properties of iron oxide MPI tracers.”

Biomed. Eng. Biomediz. Technik 58, 493 (2013)